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Hey fellas,

I just received an OTA update notice for 9.2.A.2.5 on my XV. Can anyone confirm that I'll keep root when I perform an OTA update? I currently run 9.1.A.1.140 (4.1) with SU, which has an "ota survival" option (though with the notice that I may not work on all devices.)

I'd love to update to 4.3 but I absolutely have to keep root, or half of my apps will stop working ...

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No need to worry about losing root, use towelroot ( no need to unlock bootloader)

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No need to worry about losing root, use towelroot ( no need to unlock bootloader)

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Thanks, I actually saw that and will most probably simply flash the new ROM with flashtool and then use towelroot on it. I tried updating via OTA, but I'm experiencing the same problems as others with my rooted JB4.1 firmware.
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Thanks, I actually saw that and will most probably simply flash the new ROM with flashtool and then use towelroot on it. I tried updating via OTA, but I'm experiencing the same problems as others with my rooted JB4.1 firmware.
If the 4.1 firware was heavily modified, the OTA scripts may fail...

If that is not the cause, then install SuperSU and then choose "Completely Uninstall Root" (or something like that) from it's settings.

Then you can do the OTA update and root (see this).
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If the 4.1 firware was heavily modified, the OTA scripts may fail...

If that is not the cause, then install SuperSU and then choose "Completely Uninstall Root" (or something like that) from it's settings.

Then you can do the OTA update and root (see this).
Besides root I have some Xperia V mods activated via the Xposed framework, I have uninstalled and frozen many system apps, and I have made some changes to the system with Android Tuner so it runs more smoothly. I guess that qualifies as "heavily modified"? I tried "unrooting" via Superuser ("temporal unroot"), removing the XV mods and reset the Build.prop, but that didn't do the trick. So if I have to undo all my changes anyway, I can just as well flash the rom I guess.
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Okay, so I updated to 9.2.A.2.5 via Sony Bridge for Mac and then rooted with tr. Everything is fine except that neither the energy saving modes nor Bluetooth are working.

Any ideas?
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Used it a couple of days ago to update to 4.3. Worked perfectly A lot better than the previous 4.1.2.
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Okay, so I updated to 9.2.A.2.5 via Sony Bridge for Mac and then rooted with tr. Everything is fine except that neither the energy saving modes nor Bluetooth are working.

Any ideas?
Try to reset your phone

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Try to reset your phone

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Argh ... that's exactly why OTA updates make no sense. Thanks for the tip. I "repaired" my phone via Sony Bridge for Mac, which of course meant that I had to setup everything again thereafter. Thanks to Towelroot and Titanium Backup, that wasn't nearly as much of a hassle as it used to be ...

Now I'm a happy 9.2.A.2.5 user, which I already like a lot more than the previous JB4.1.2-based firmware.
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